Brian M. Schneiderman

Senior Counsel

Montréal
BSchneiderman@blg.com
514.954.3120 x23120

Brian represents public corporations, owner-operated businesses and individual taxpayers before the tax courts and in negotiations with tax authorities.

He advises on a wide range of tax issues, including:

  • the taxation of mergers and acquisitions
  • reorganizations
  • transfer pricing
  • foreign investment in Canada
  • Canadian investment off-shore
  • estate and tax planning

Prior to joining BLG, Brian served as a tax litigator with Justice Canada. Brian has served as the leader of BLG’s National Tax Practice Group and BLG Montreal’s Regional Tax Practice Group and chair of BLG Montreal’s Regional Business Development Committee.

Beyond our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Executive Committee (EC) of the International Fiscal Association
  • Chair, IFA EC Committee on Regional Activities
  • Past-president and current member, Council of the Canadian branch of the International Fiscal Association
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Member, American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Taxation and the Section’s Transfer Pricing, U.S. Activities of Foreigners and Tax Treaties (USAFTT) and Foreign Lawyers Forum (FLF) Committees
  • Member, Society of Estates and Trusts (STEP)
  • Past-president, Lord Reading Law Society
  • Former governor, Québec Bar Foundation
  • Former permanent Canadian member, Bloomberg BNA Tax Management International Forum (TMIF) on Comparative Tax Law for the International Practitioner
  • Former member, Appeals Advisory Committee of the Canada Revenue Agency
  • Former director, The Canadian Club of Montreal
  • Former director, Corporation of Certified Management Accountants of Quebec

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2021 edition (and since 2020) of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Tax Law).
  • Recognized in the 2020 edition of Who's Who Legal (Corporate Tax – Advisory)
  • Martindale-Hubbell® BV® Distinguished™ 4.4 out of 5 peer review rated (Corporate Taxation)

Bar Admission & Education

  • Québec
  • Ontario
  • BA, McGill University
  • LLL, Université de Montréal